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What is Comic City


This is likely the second-largest doujinshi event in Japan! Particularly focused on female-oriented content, it is the world's largest of its kind and is held several times a year in Tokyo, Fukuoka, and Osaka. Despite being a large-scale event, the number of participants is relatively small compared to Comiket, making it a recommended event for those who want to leisurely explore and purchase doujinshi and other fan-made goods.

Similar events include Comitia and Comiket, but Comitia exclusively features original doujin goods with no existing anime-related merchandise like Attack on Titan. On the other hand, Comiket, while having female-oriented goods, is generally more geared towards a male audience. For more details on Comiket, visit here! Additionally, Comic City boasts a significant scale, with a total of 690,000 attendees in 2019, making it the second-largest event after Comiket. If you plan to participate, it's recommended to arrive early, especially if there are specific items you want to secure. Make sure to go on the first train if you absolutely must have certain goods!

In summary, if you're looking for otome games, Boys' Love (BL), and handsome character-related goods, Comic City is highly recommended. It offers a more comprehensive selection compared to Comiket and Comitia.

Check the official website here!

You can also explore other events through the event calendar!



【Comic City Cosplay Participation Guide】

— Cosplay is welcomed at Comic City —

1. Ticket Purchase
- Purchase the "Cosplay Changing Room Ticket" in advance on the Comic City official ticket sales site.

2. Entry Method
- Circle participants and general attendees enter the venue through different routes and time slots.

3. Use of e-Tickets
- Bring the e-ticket purchased in advance through the smartphone app to the cosplay reception.

4. Changing Room Usage
- Present the e-ticket received at the cosplay reception and enter the changing room.

5. Baggage Check
- After entering the changing room, deposit your belongings at the cloakroom.

6. Use of Socializing Area (Photography Allowed)
- In the designated socializing area within the event, interact with other cosplayers and fans and take photos.

Comic City Locations

Comic City Tokyo

Comic City is held approximately 10 times a year in Tokyo! In terms of scale, the Golden Week event in May is categorized as "expanded," with a larger recruitment size than other events, making it one of the largest events in Japan! The November event follows, while the February event tends to have fewer participants! Additionally, the August event, being the largest doujinshi sales event, is held just after the Comic Market (Comiket), resulting in a decrease in participants compared to other events!

Comic City Tokyo Schedule! (Put only date official announce for now 2024 2/24)

2024 01/28 (Sun) Tokyo Big Sight: COMIC CITY Tokyo 150
2024 02/11 (Sun) Tokyo Big Sight: TOKYO FES Feb.2024
2024 03/17 (Sun) Tokyo Big Sight: HARU COMIC CITY 32
2024 05/04 (Holiday) Tokyo Big Sight: SUPER COMIC CITY 31 -day1-
2024 05/05 (Sun) Tokyo Big Sight: SUPER COMIC CITY 31 -day2-
2024 06/30 (Sun) Tokyo Big Sight: JUNE BRIDE FES.2024
2024 07/28 (Sun) Tokyo Big Sight: TOKYO FES Jul.2024
2024 08/25 (Sun) Tokyo Big Sight: COMIC CITY VEGA 2024
2024 09/22 (Sun) Tokyo Big Sight: TOKYO FES Sep.2024
10/27(Sun) Tokyo Big Sight: COMIC CITY SPARK 19
2024 12/1 Tokyo Big Sight: DOZEN ROSE FES 2024
2024 12/15 Tokyo Big Sight: COMIC CITY Tokyo 151
2025 1/26 Tokyo Big Sight: TOKYO FES Jan.2025
2025 2/9 Tokyo Big Sight: VALENTINE ROSE FES 2025

Events underlined are particularly large and recommended.

Cosplay tickets are available here.

If it's not listed here, cosplay is not allowed. Please note that cosplay is not allowed at every Comic City event!
Entrance tickets can be purchased on-site!

Transportation and Hotels to Comic City Tokyo


This section provides information on the main transportation options and nearby accommodation facilities (hotels) to be used on the day of Comic City Tokyo.

Transportation (Train)


First, let's talk about the trains, which are the most commonly used means of transportation on the day of Comic City Tokyo. The stations near the Comic City Tokyo venue are Kokusai Tenjijo Station, Tokyo Big Sight Station, and Ariake Station. In general, you will use one of these three stations.



Kokusai Tenjijo Station (Rinkai Line)
When you think of Comic City Tokyo, this is the station. Connected to JR Yamanote Line, JR Keihin-Tohoku Line, JR Saikyo Line, JR Keiyo Line, and Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line, it is well-connected, making it the most used station. Therefore, for first-timers, we recommend using Kokusai Tenjijo Station. Also, there have been reports that at C102, people joined the front of the early entry queue from trains arriving at the station close to the recommended arrival time. However, we do not strongly recommend this. It is advisable to go to the venue as early as possible, especially if you have specific items you really want to get.

Ariake Station (Yurikamome Line)
One of the stations near Kokusai Tenjijo Station. At C101, the waiting area for entering the East Hall was in Symbol Promenade Park in front of Tokyo Bay Ariake Washington Hotel. Exiting the ticket gate and heading in the direction of 1A and 1B will take you to Tokyo Big Sight and Symbol Promenade Park.

Tokyo Big Sight Station (Yurikamome Line)
The closest station to the Comic City Tokyo venue, Tokyo Big Sight. It is the most convenient location, being a 3-minute walk (shortest route) to Tokyo Big Sight. Even Na-chan would be surprised. Heading towards the South Exit 2A and 2B, you can reach Tokyo Big Sight. This is recommended for those entering the circle.

Transportation (Bus)


There are several bus stops near the Comic City Tokyo venue, and you can take a bus to Tokyo Big Sight. Some express buses from places like Osaka also stop near Tokyo Big Sight. You can check the boarding and alighting locations at each bus stop on the map below. (Temporary buses will run on the day of Comic City Tokyo. We will update the article as information becomes available.)



BRT
A bus running between Shinbashi Station and Tokyo Teleport Station. The bus stop is at the rotary in front of Kokusai Tenjijo Station. Basically, you will use a bus heading to Tokyo Teleport Station. Check the official route map and schedule here!!

Toei Bus
There are five bus routes that can board and alight near Tokyo Big Sight: Toei 05-2, Toei 16, Toei 19, Express 05 (operates only on weekends and holidays), and Express 06 (operates only on weekends and holidays). Additionally, from 7:00 to 11:20 on the day of the event, there are special direct buses from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit Bus Stop 10 to Tokyo Big Sight.

Check the official route map and schedule for each bus from the following links:
Toei 05-2 (Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Exit to Tokyo Big Sight)
Toei 16 (Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Tokyo Big Sight)
Toei 19 (Monzen-nakacho Station to Tokyo Big Sight)
Express 05 (Kinshicho Station to National Museum of Nature and Science, weekends and holidays only)
Express 06 (Moriyama Station to National Museum of Nature and Science, weekends and holidays only)

JR Bus Kanto
JR-operated buses include a route from Tokyo Station to Tokyo Port Ferry Terminal and two types of high-speed buses, Seishun Eco Dream and Grand Dream, running from Sannomiya Bus Terminal (Hyogo) to Osaka Station JR High-Speed Bus Terminal, JR Nara Station, JR Kyoto Station, and Shin-Kiba Station.

Check the route map and schedule for the route between Tokyo Station and Tokyo Port Ferry Terminal here!!
Check the route map and schedule for Seishun Eco Dream and Grand Dream here!!



Transportation (Other)


Taxi
Recommended for those who want a more comfortable mode of transportation than buses or trains and don't want to be constrained by the first train. However, taxis in Japan are expensive, and their use is not recommended by the organizing committee. If you don't have a phone number in Japan, you can arrange a taxi through the front desk of your hotel or an app.

Water Bus
Recommended for those who want to use a slightly different mode of transportation. Near Tokyo Big Sight, there is a water bus operated by TOKYO CRUISE, but unfortunately, there are no plans for operation at this time. We will update this article as information becomes available.

IC Cards
This refers to transportation IC cards such as Suica and Pasmo. These cards are used when riding trains or buses. On the day of Comic City Tokyo, stations are expected to be very crowded, so there may not be much time to buy tickets. Before heading to the venue, charge at least about ¥2,000 round trip between your place of residence and the venue on your IC card.

Hotels Around Comic City Tokyo Venue


Here, we introduce hotels in the vicinity of Tokyo Big Sight in Ariake.



The above map and list include all the hotels in Ariake. Regarding hotel accommodation costs, accommodation facilities have generally raised their prices. Therefore, especially the hotels mentioned above have high prices, and even now, it costs at least ¥30,000 or more per room per day. Furthermore, as the event date approaches, an increase in prices is expected, so if you are looking for accommodation near the venue, we recommend making a reservation as soon as possible. For those who want to save money, we recommend hotels and capsule hotels away from Ariake or net cafes (the closest one to the venue is Aprecio Urban Dock LaLaport Toyosu store).


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Comic City Osaka

Comic City Osaka is held approximately six times a year at INTEX Osaka! Among them, the events held in January, "COMIC CITY Osaka," and in September, are noteworthy. These events take place right after Comiket and serve as complementary events for residents in the Kansai region. They attract a large number of participating circles and general participants, making them highly recommended due to their significantly large scale compared to others!

Comic City Osaka Schedule!

2024 01/07(Sun) INTEX Osaka: COMIC CITY Osaka 125
2024 03/31(Sun) INTEX Osaka: HARU COMIC CITY 33 Osaka
2024 05/26(Sun) INTEX Osaka: COMIC CITY Osaka 126
2024 09/01(Sun) INTEX Osaka: GOOD COMIC CITY 30 Osaka
2025 1/12 Intex Osaka: SUPER COMIC CITY Kansai 306

Events underlined above are particularly large in scale and recommended.

Cosplay tickets are available here: Click!
If not available here, cosplay may not be allowed. Please note that cosplay is not possible at every Comic City event, so be cautious!
Entrance tickets can be purchased on-site!

Hotels around Comic City Osaka Venue


Here, we introduce hotels around INTEX Osaka.



The above map and list pick up all the hotels around INTEX Osaka. Regarding hotel accommodation fees, prices tend to rise for the dates when large events are held. Therefore, especially the mentioned hotels are relatively expensive due to their location conditions. Even for a 2-night, 3-day stay, it can add up. Also, the closer to the event date, the higher the expected prices, so if you are looking for accommodation near the venue, we recommend early booking. For those looking to save money, hotels a bit further away, capsule hotels, and internet cafes are also recommended!


↑ (Click the image above when making hotel reservations) This is the biggest and the most popular travel company in Japan!! You can reserve hotel at reasonable price!! Cannot understand English? don't worry!! There are English, Thai, Korean and Chinese version for Rakuten!! You can switch it from language. If you're using Smartphone, change website to PC version and switch the language to your language. To stay in Japan, Japanese site is always the cheapest.

Comic City Fukuoka

Comic City Faukuoka Overview


Comic City Fukuoka is held at Marine Messe Fukuoka. It is the largest doujinshi fair in Kyushu, the only large-scale all-genre doujinshi sales event in the Kyushu region! Due to its scale, accessibility, and the frequency of other events, there is a significant participation of female circles, and cosplay participation is also a unique feature not found in other regions or events. An event that otaku, especially women living in Kyushu, can definitely enjoy! Also not like other comic city, Fukuoka one held once a year.

Event Overview
2024 07/15 (Mon, holiday) Marine Messe Fukuoka: COMIC CITY Fukuoka 60

Cosplay tickets are available here: Click!
If not available here, cosplay is not allowed. Please note that cosplay is not allowed at every Comic City, so be careful!

Entrance tickets can be purchased on-site!

Hotels around Comic City Fukuoka Venue


Here, we introduce hotels around Comic City Fukuoka, located at Marine Messe Fukuoka.



The above map and list pick up all the hotels inside Marine Messe Fukuoka. Regarding hotel accommodation fees, prices tend to rise. Therefore, especially the mentioned hotels are relatively expensive due to their location conditions. Also, the closer to the event date, the higher the expected prices, so if you are looking for accommodation near the venue, we recommend early booking.


↑ (Click the image above when making hotel reservations) This is the biggest and the most popular travel company in Japan!! You can reserve hotel at reasonable price!! Cannot understand English? don't worry!! There are English, Thai, Korean and Chinese version for Rakuten!! You can switch it from language. If you're using Smartphone, change website to PC version and switch the language to your language. To stay in Japan, Japanese site is always the cheapest.

What you need for Comic City?


Summary

Comic City opens its doors at 11:00, but if there's something you absolutely must have, it's recommended to start lining up from the first train! The event is of a significant scale, and there's a possibility of items selling out quickly! It is the second-largest doujin event, following Comiket, with a total attendance of 690,000 people in 2019.


DATE
01/07 (Sun) Intex Osaka: COMIC CITY Osaka 125
01/28 (Sun) Tokyo Big Sight: COMIC CITY Tokyo 150
02/11 (Sun) Tokyo Big Sight: TOKYO FES Feb.2024
03/17 (Sun) Tokyo Big Sight: HARU COMIC CITY 32
03/31 (Sun) Intex Osaka: HARU COMIC CITY 33 Osaka
05/04 (Holiday) Tokyo Big Sight: SUPER COMIC CITY 31 -day1-
05/05 (Sun) Tokyo Big Sight: SUPER COMIC CITY 31 -day2-
05/26 (Sun) Intex Osaka: COMIC CITY Osaka 126
06/30 (Sun) Tokyo Big Sight: JUNE BRIDE FES.2024
07/15 (Mon, holiday) Marine Messe Fukuoka: COMIC CITY Fukuoka 60
07/28 (Sun) Tokyo Big Sight: TOKYO FES Jul.2024
08/25 (Sun) Tokyo Big Sight: COMIC CITY VEGA 2024
09/01 (Sun) Intex Osaka: GOOD COMIC CITY 30 Osaka
09/22 (Sun) Tokyo Big Sight: TOKYO FES Sep.2024
10/27(Sun) Tokyo Big Sight: COMIC CITY SPARK 19
Official website is here!
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↑(Click img above for hotel reservations)
This is the biggest and the most popular travel company in Japan!! You can reserve hotel at reasonable price!! There are English, Thai, Korean and Chinese version for Rakuten!! You can switch it from language. If you're using Smartphone, change website to PC version and switch the language to your language.
To stay in Japan, Japanese site is always the cheapest.